Opportunities, Casting, and Submissions

If you are interested in receiving information about how to audition, please email casting@sdrep.org.


Position: Director of Marketing & Communications
A member of the REP’s leadership team, the Director of Marketing & Communications supports the highest strategic priorities of the Theatre, including effective communication of the REP’s mission, vision, and activities. They focus on both growing new audiences while retaining and deepening relationships with current audiences. The Director develops and executes strategies to generate $2 million in earned revenue for the Theatre (prior to the pandemic) and attract an audience of 40,000. They lead an in-house marketing staff plus outside vendors in all marketing, creative services, public relations, audience development, audience engagement, and sales. The Director of Marketing & Communications reports to the Managing Director and works closely with the Artistic Director and Director of External Affairs. Additionally, the Director of Marketing & Communications collaborates with other departments to advance the organization’s long-term and day-to-day interests. Interested candidates should click here to view the full job description and application instructions.

Position: Director of Major Gifts
Reporting to the Director of External Affairs, the Director of Major Gifts cultivates, solicits, and stewards a portfolio of mid-level and major prospects and donors. They support and partner with the Director of External Affairs in the strategizing, planning, and implementation of all mid-level and major giving activities. The Director develops the overall strategy for the REP’s signature donor engagement touchpoints, such as opening nights, donor luncheons, and more. The Director supports the Director of External Affairs in ensuring the daily operations of the Development Department run smoothly and efficiently. They generate weekly and monthly campaign reports and establish and regularly monitor key measurements to foster a results-oriented culture for the development team. Interested candidates should click here to view the full job description and application instructions.


Position: Development Assistant

Reporting to the Campaign Director, the Development Assistant must be a dedicated and socially conscious teammate willing to assist colleagues in creating and implementing strategies that ensure sustainability and organizational growth. The Development Assistant will provide administrative support for all communications, grants management, cultivation, fundraising and donor events, and initiatives within the Development department. Interested candidates should click here to view the full job description and application instructions.


Position: Production Fellow

San Diego Repertory Theatre is looking for a fully vaccinated and enthusiastic team of Production Fellows to serve as shop staff, and crew for the REP’s 46th season!
The Production Fellowship is designed to be a wonderful starting off point for new Theatre Production Professionals. The job is full time, non-exempt with benefits described in the full description. The positons also come with a growing training program that includes monthly training in all departments, with the goal of preparing each person for a lifelong successful career in theatre.
Will be accepting resumes through August 30th with a flexible start date between September 6th and Sept. 20th.  
Please click here to see the job description for more detail.

Position: Lead Carpenter
The primary responsibility of the Master Carpenter is to provide lead direction in the construction and implementation of scenic designs for REP productions and Lyceum Theatre activities. Success in the job will be defined by the ability to execute the job in a timely and efficient manner within budget constraints. The Master Carpenter will report directly to the Technical Director, and will sometimes be supervised by the Production Manager as well. Interested candidates should click here to view the full job description and application instructions.

Venue Experience

Position: Venue Experience Assistants (3)
Venue Experience Assistants (VEA) for San Diego Repertory Theatre will be an integral part of a team that welcomes our patrons and partners through the doors of one of San Diego’s premier live theater houses located in the heart of Downtown San Diego, California. Reporting directly to the Venue Experience Manager (VEM), Venue Experience Assistants will help ensure safe, cordial, and culturally invigorating experiences for patrons attending productions and events in REP theaters and related facilities. Interested candidates should click here to view the full job description and application instructions.

Environmental Services

Position: Environmental Services Manager
The Environmental Services Manager will be responsible for supervising and participating in the cleaning and maintenance of the Lyceum theatre to enhance the experience for all patrons, artists, performers and staff. She/They/He will assist the Director of Facilities in supervising all functions of the Facilities Department and Facilities employees, ensure property cleanliness in the theatres, lobbies, back of house, restrooms, exterior of entrance offices and Chula Vista Creative Space by performing and delegating general cleaning and maintenance duties, and more.  Interested candidates should click here to view the full job description and application instructions.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion are central values to our work at San Diego REP and are deeply embedded in our hiring process. We encourage candidates who identify as a person of color; a person with a disability; a member of the LGBTQIA+ community; or a member of any underrepresented group(s) to apply.


San Diego Repertory Theatre Internships offer professional experience opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students throughout the calendar and academic year. Internships are designed to provide students professional development opportunities working within our artistic and production areas. Interns will work with a SD Rep staff member and receive mentorship in their respective discipline.

Testimonials from former interns:

“The internship in the Literary Department was one of the most valuable experiences I had during my work on my M.A. in Theatre Arts at San Diego State University. I had opportunities to research and develop audience engagement materials for current productions at the REP and make real contributions toward the development of the REP’s upcoming seasons. The whole team at this top San Diego theatre were fantastic. I was treated like an equal collaborator, a real member of the artistic team.” – Joel Castellaw (former intern)

“At any one time, the REP has several young interns working in their Development, Marketing, Production, and Artistic departments. When I approached the REP for an internship, they designed a cross-departmental experience that would be most fulfilling for me. This personalized touch indicated a care and hospitality at the REP's core. It has been my pleasure and good fortune to work here—a fantastic introduction to professional theatre.” – Kayla Cohen (former intern)

Internships may fulfill academic requirements, which would be determined by the respective applicant’s academic institution if applicable. Internships are unpaid learning opportunities.  Prior theatre experience, while helpful, is not required.

To apply: Please submit a cover letter detailing your specific interests and qualifications, a resume and one letter of recommendation and your availability to dward@sdrep.org.

San Diego Rep is  currently seeking the following internship position(s):

  • Literary Management/Dramaturgy
  • Producing
  • Latinx New Play Festival

Potential interns should have a strong interest in exploring the day-to-day operations of an artistic department. The successful candidate must have excellent computer, writing and organizational skills, and should have an interest in casting, new play/musical development and artistic administration.

Responsibilities vary by department and may include a variety of administrative tasks and occasional errands. Specific duties may include:

  • Literary Management: reading and evaluation of new scripts, updating and maintaining the script library
  • Dramaturgy: drafting aspected and articles for a production’s curious report, attending rehearsals, dramaturgical research
  • Producing: attending reading auditions, correspondence with reading artists, reading and evaluating scripts for readings
  • Latinx New Play Festival: recruiting and coordinating with festival sponsors, attending rehearsals, managing festival volunteers, creating festival lobby designs, social media marketing

Applications are accepted year-round. There are both full-year, flexible, and summer internship time slots available.

Email Director of Venue Experience, Ahmed Dents, at adents@sdrep.org.

Important.  Please read:

San Diego REPertory Theatre is happy to accept scripts from agents and theater professionals with whom we have an existing relationship. In general, we no longer accept unsolicited scripts from unrepresented writers. However, we continue to offer an open submission policy for plays and musicals from Latino(a) writers across the country because we are committed to supporting today’s Latino(a) voices. In addition, local writers residing in the Southern California area may submit a query letter about their new work that includes a current email contact and:

  • A brief biography of your writing history, noting awards and production history
  • A paragraph about why your play is a good match for the San Diego REP
  • A one-page synopsis of the play including number of cast, genre & run-time
  • For musicals, please also include a CD with sample songs from the score

Our six-show season can include full-length plays, musicals with a small cast and band, solo pieces, and adaptations performed on one of two stages (250-500 seats) for about 4 weeks. Past programming has highlighted voices of the Latino, African-Americans, and Jewish communities. Before submitting, please make sure that your script is aligned with our mission. It is also advised that you attend some of our productions to become more familiar with our sensibility.

If we are interested, we will contact you to request a copy of the full script within a few months.

Send to:
San Diego REPertory Theatre
Literary Department
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101

Questions?If you have questions about casting or would like to receive information about future auditions, please provide us with your email address at casting@sdrep.org.